Since completing the second run of week 2, I have experienced almost constant pain in both my knees. I am scared that I might have damaged my knees in some way, but do really want to keep on this programme.
Anyway, yesterday I drove and hobbled to a shop where I had a quick gait analysis on a treadmill and was shown to be over-pronating a bit. I realise that my weight and unfitness are probably not helping matters at all, but the pain has been awful and I needed some new trainers anyway (mine were not very worn, but were very old and a bit small) so I bought a pair of trainers meant to help correct over pronating while running.
This morning I set out with my husband to do W2R3, but I experienced quite a bit of discomfort during the warm up walk and the first runs. It didn't actually feel any worse with the later runs, but I was going really slowly. I didn't stop, but more or less limped home afterwards.
Although my knees felt slightly better when I iced them earlier, they have been really hurting all day. I am trying to work on the computer, but the pain makes it hard to focus and I think that I will go and look for some Ibuprofen.
Really don't know what to do - I am committed to the Race for Life in July so I want to be running 5k by then, but I don't want to cause myself any lasting injury. I keep meaning to download the stretching podcasts from here.
Definitely not going to start Week 3 on Monday, but not even sure whether or not I should repeat a run from Week 2 or just walk or rest. I will be so disappointed if I have to give up! I don't have a gym membership and the nearest public pool is about 3 miles away, which wouldn't be anywhere near as convenient as just popping out for a run to try to lose weight and get fitter.
So sorry that I am a bit downhearted today. Without the knee pain, my run would have been great!